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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 15, 2010
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can i use this feature to record how many ticks i get in a particular area/climb?

my personal record i think was last year an evening at Mourning Glory, where i got about 8 on the hike up, 7 on the hike down, and found 3 more of the little bastard demons later that night. But that might contend with the trek to Creekside.. i lost count on those days. maybe they can smell fear.

whats your record in a single outing?

also, how do you destroy the em-eff-ers? i take a lighter to them, then squish them with rocks. once i twirled a stick between my hands onto one hoping it would burst into flame.

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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 15, 2010
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johnL wrote:
Spraylord!

ppppbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbpbthththhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


EDIT: i am not talkin about "sends", brah. i havent listed any of those. ;)

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By Chris treggE
Administrator
From Madison, WI
Apr 15, 2010
This problem haunted my dreams for 6 years after f...
My wife and I pulled a combined total of 120-125 (mostly wood ticks) off from a hike in Itasca State Park in northern MN once.

Here in Wisconsin bouldering at Governor Dodge last spring, one session I found about ~30 on me, mostly deer ticks. I missed one and ended up with Lyme disease in my knee about 8 weeks later. Nasty little buggers.

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By Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Apr 15, 2010
mmmm....tree
I have a vegan friend who got really pissed at some of us for crushing a tick with a rock in Boulder Canyon. He's mostly a pretty rational guy; but I have to think the little bastards deserve it-I had tick fever once, (or twice as it actually works), they all deserve to be CRUSHED...

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By Erik W
From Bay Area, CA
Apr 15, 2010
North face of Ama Dablam - taken on approach to Ko...
Chris treggE wrote:
My wife and I pulled a combined total of 120-125 (mostly wood ticks) off from a hike in Itasca State Park in northern MN once.


I'm going to have nightmares about that.

Most I ever got on one day was 5 in Boulder Canyon.

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By slim
Administrator
Apr 15, 2010
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
got one last night at eldo.

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By Eli Helmuth
From Estes Park, CO
Apr 15, 2010
Eli on the FA of Grizzly (M9) at the Den.
brought home at least 6 with me from Lumpy Ridge the other day...tis the season!

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By greenben
From Bozeman, MT
Apr 15, 2010
Where I climb in western Montana it isn't uncommon to find 10-20 every day you go out (during this time of year) and usually a few the next day at work or in class. My personal best is 150 ticks on one person in about 3 or 4 hours. Point being....stay away from Montana. ;)

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Apr 15, 2010
Bocan
Got 22 in one day at Scout camp as a kid...and that was right near Old Lyme, CT right when the disease starting making the news.

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By KHall
From Nashville, TN
Apr 15, 2010
Classic
I found 47 on me in just one day in the BSF. Two were on my man parts and three on my ass. The next trip out I used dog tick collars around my boots, stopped em in their tracks,the collars were covered with too many to count, but still found about 12 or so crawling on me -not eating me.

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By Tim Davis
From Atlanta
Apr 15, 2010
I pulled about 40 off of my legs one day in the Sipsey Wilderness; most were just crawling on my legs. On the way home from that trip I found one more, attached to my forehead.

Does anyone know anything about a lyme disease vaccine that is in development?

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By j gatchalian
From denver, co
Apr 15, 2010
little twin owls area, lumpy ridge.  with arms wid...
nasty little bastards! my question is if they actually contribute anything. a lot of people hate snakes and spiders, but each has something positive that they do (pest, rodent and insect control, etc.) what do ticks do? just sit around and hatch evil schemes?

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By KHall
From Nashville, TN
Apr 15, 2010
Classic
ehow.com/about_5149803_purpose...

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By Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Apr 15, 2010
Living the High Life.
My partner and I were sitting below McGregor Slab in Estes and he pulled two from my neck line last May. I told him to turn around and found two in the exact same place on him! Down at the car we did a tick check and almost got arrested for public indecency. The next morning I woke up and found 5 dead ones in my bed. I almost had a panic attack.

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By Mitch Hoffman
From Fonda NY
Apr 15, 2010
Wave wall
The tick
The tick


Just beware of this guy....

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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Apr 15, 2010
Just a teaser
So what's the most effective way to remove those blood suckers once they're imbeded? I've always done the old hot needle trick, but this doesn't always work. Stuburn pricks!

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By Jimmy Farrell
From Lexington, KY
Apr 15, 2010
On the summit of North Dome
No good tick stories here, but here's a great song about a tick, by one of my favorite bands...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-yhu_QcRSk

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By Garrett R.
From Colorado
Apr 15, 2010
Monty wrote:
So what's the most effective way to remove those blood suckers once they're imbeded? I've always done the old hot needle trick, but this doesn't always work. Stuburn pricks!


Tweezers to their mouthish part, burning them alive can make the vomit, increasing the risk of them transmitting a disease to you. The same applies to tweezers vs. their abdomen, at least that's what I've heard.

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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Apr 15, 2010
Just a teaser
I've heard vasalune works. I guess it suffocates them making back out. Ugh I hate em

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By David Appelhans
From Lafayette
Apr 15, 2010
Imaginate
From the article:

"Ticks are opportunistic and will feed on any host available; however, ticks are quick to exploit sick, weak and old animals. When ticks infest an animal in a weakened or debilitated state, they take energy from the host, weakening it even further. In turn, when ticks infest the host, it creates a downward spiral and eventually leads to the death of the host either by the ticks themselves or by other natural predators."

Pretty grim news. Looks like if you get ticks it is because you are weak. It is only going to make you weaker so good luck sending that project.

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By Jeff Gustafson
Apr 15, 2010
Joe Huggins wrote:
I have a vegan friend who got really pissed at some of us for crushing a tick with a rock in Boulder Canyon. He's mostly a pretty rational guy; but I have to think the little bastards deserve it-I had tick fever once, (or twice as it actually works), they all deserve to be CRUSHED...


No, not rational... Not rational at all. He should move to India.

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By Buff Johnson
Apr 15, 2010
smiley face
Monty wrote:
I've heard vasalune works. I guess it suffocates them making back out. Ugh I hate em


If my hybrid-ed snake-bite remedy won't work (see some previous post --- and your SO; I'm, uh, busy...); which it does relieve all pain, but, anyway:

use tweezers to grab the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull steadily, not sharply/abruptly; they have barbs on their hypostome/mouth part, just keep a steady pressure on it. Don't use petroleum jelly, bitch-ass hot needle, nail polish, a match, lighter, etc etc.

And, don't squash a fat tick, else PETA will have you executed.

Soap & water the area after removal.

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By Tim Davis
From Atlanta
Apr 15, 2010
No good tick stories here, but here's a great song about a tick, by one of my favorite bands... www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-yhu_QcRSk
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Jimmy,

Your link doesn't work, but I am curious if you are talking aboout "Tick" by WEEN. If so, Long Live the Boognish.

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By Jimmy Farrell
From Lexington, KY
Apr 15, 2010
On the summit of North Dome
Tim,

Yup, it is indeed a link to a video of Ween playing "Tick". I don't know why I can't get the link to work...I've tried inserting it like 10 different ways.


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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Apr 15, 2010
Just a teaser
Mark Nelson wrote:
If my hybrid-ed snake-bite remedy won't work (see some previous post); which it does relieve all pain, but... ah hell next time you have a tick give me a call and I'll help relieve that pain for you


Mark I do like the remedy and all, but I'm just not ready for that yet. Thanks though!

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By Buff Johnson
Apr 15, 2010
smiley face
Monty wrote:
Mark I do like the remedy and all, but I'm just not ready for that yet. Thanks though!


Fair enough, just take some gas pour it on the bastard and light him up; I figure if your preceding is accurate, you certainly won't feel this either...

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